- Your Voice
Seeing a chandelier hanging from a ceiling is common, but it’s rare to see 1,000 purses hanging overhead such as those at Persnickety’s New and Resale, a women’s boutique at 6447 N. Oracle Rd. in the Orange Grove Village Shopping Center.
Over the last three years, I’ve been stopping by an oasis in our desert, where I’m pampered during every visit with cool libations, the beauty of fresh flowers, and above all, the luxury of being treated like a VIP. What exclusive spa or salon is this, you might ask? Actually, it’s Southern Arizona Endodontics, located at 7493 N. Oracle Rd. For the majority of the last three years, Dr. Chris Douville kept an eye on an area in possible need of a root canal with pop-in visits. Who thought I could actually enjoy these three or four times a year checkups?
In the early l970s, native Arizonan John Kopplin, now co-owner of Maya Palace Boutique, joined the Peace Corps and was sent to the northwest province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. His knowledge of Spanish helped him to quickly establish connections with the locals.
The first time I checked out the new restaurant Mr. K’s Barbeque, my initial sense awakened was not smell, though that was a close second. It was my sense of history. Charles Kendrick’s history, to be exact.
What could be more frustrating than working out to improve one’s fitness only to have the whole thing backfire – winding up in worse shape after than before? And what could be more gratifying than seeing that a calamity (in my case, a minor one) could lead to a policy change that could benefit others?
Some people say everything happens for a reason – not that I’ve always concurred, but an experience at a friend’s house just a few weeks ago got me to thinking.
Bonjour, mes amis! See if you can solve this brain-teaser:
Most of us like to buy stuff. I’m not talking here about non-negotiable necessities, but about those little extras that make life fun. Whether it’s a child whining for that toy of choice, a teenager who covets the newest computer game or even an adult who wants to keep up with the Joneses, the feeling is the same: I like,
Sequels Upscale Resale, one of only a few nonprofit women’s boutiques in Tucson, is celebrating its third anniversary.
While talking to my friend Bev a few months back about an upcoming tour to Wyoming and South Dakota, I told her I couldn't wait to see Mount Rushmore with my own eyes. "Be sure to check out Crazy Horse too," Bev advised. "It's only 17 miles from Mount Rushmore."
You pay your (good, hard-earned) money and you take your choice. Some things just work out better than others.
After Bijou, my 10-week-old Bichon, had to be put down in September 2008, I was devastated, but consoled myself that at least it would be a long time before I would have to experience another significant loss.
Cage hasn't given reason to vote for her
Saturday, June 12, 2010, was like a diamond in a sea of rhinestone knockoffs.
When one door closes, another opens, so the old saying goes. In my case, the door that opened didn't just let in sunshine, but actually the world – more specifically World Care.
courtesy photo, Krista Kinnard, translator and field volunteer, stands with another young orphan.
courtesy photo, Lisa Hopper in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, gets to know a few of the many orphans supported by World Care.
We Arizonans like to think of ourselves as rugged individualists. Yet most observers of the Tucson fashion scene will agree that when it comes to style, it appears that the unisex uniform is de rigueur for the masses: from the baseball cap (worn backwards adds an extra touch of "coolness") to the faded t-shirt moving on down to the well-worn jeans, cargo pants or gym shorts with requisite message on the tush and ending in a grand finale of flip flops or athletic shoes that have seen better days. Hoodies often complete this cookie cutter ensemble.
Explorer file photo, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, speaking at La Cima Middle School earlier this month, believes in appropriate but comfortable clothing.
Explorer file photo, Style matters to Crystal Stark.
Explorer file photo, Mayor Paul Loomis believes in layers of clothing.
Explorer file photo, Amy Miller believes a woman must be confident in her attire.
Explorer file photo, Chuck George says TV adds 20 pounds to a meteorologist.
In a word, it was hubris: thinking that somehow I could avoid the common cold that affects so many people this time of year.
As our tour group recently drove into breathtaking Monument Valley (within the Navajo Nation on the northern Arizona-Utah border), we began to understand why visitors come here from around the world for this feast for the eyes.